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Distribution: SuSE 9.2, Slackware Current, Arch Linux 0.7
ATI's fglrx kernel 2.6.9 and X.org 6.8.1
I was just wondering if there was anyone who was able to get the ATI drivers to properly work with Xorg 6.8.1, I was able to successfully install them and have 3d accel with Xorg but since I like to run with Slackware Current once I upgraded to X.org 6.8.1 I had issues with ATI's fglrx driver, as they seem to be incompatible.
As you know a cheap way to find out about your driver and card (and also to see if there is 3d accel) is to run the command 'fglrxinfo' in X.org 6.7.x this would return:
display 0.0 screen 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: MOBILITY RADEON 9600 Generic
OpenGL version string: 1.3.4641 (X4.3.0-3.14.6)
but with X.org 6.8.1 running this command would do nothing more than hardlock my system. I would just like to confirm that the ATI driver and X.org 6.8.1 are incompatible and not that I am making some sort of really simple overlooked error.
For the time being I have simply downgraded X to X.org 6.7 that was included on the Slack 10 CD and await a new driver release from ATI (I know... who am I kidding?)
replies and comments are very welcome.
ati-fglrx drivers never worked for me.
when i used xorg-6.7 , i forgot to add " ChipID 0x5964 " ( for 9200SE card ). so it didn't work but also didn't freeze.
when i found out about the missing ChipID, i had already installed xorg-6.8, and now, when i try to use the " fglrx " driver,
the graphics system freezes when typing " glxinfo " or " glxgears ".
but i can still login via ssh and reboot the box.
i think by the time a proper ati-driver for linux is released, my card will be to old
The ati drivers do work with X.org 6.8, HOWEVER!
the DRI is incompatible, so you can get the drivers to work if you disable DRI
but your no better off than with the radeon drivers, if like me you have a 9800
as DRI only works with low end ATI cards with the radeon driver.
ATI are rumored to be releasing a new driver that supports it sometime this
millenia, but I think next time I splash out 300 quid on a card it ain't gonna be
an ATI card after this fiasco.
QUOTE--I had the same problem with xOrg 6.8.1 i had to roll back to 6.7, and now evething is happy once again!
i see you are using slack 10 with the 128 MB 9000 Pro, that is encouraging since i have that very same card! I have a dual 1800+ Athlon system and i need to try downloading the ATI drivers for my system and was worried since they arent supported under X11 only XFree86 4.3 or so.